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Case No. 19-0530

Edgar Concepcion, Jr.
State of Iowa


Edgar Concepcion, Jr.


State of Iowa

Attorney for the Appellant

Christine E. Branstad

Attorney for the Appellee

Louis S. Sloven, Assistant Attorney General

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Mar 03, 2021

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Floyd County, Colleen Weiland, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Heard by Vaitheswaran, P.J., and Doyle and Ahlers, JJ.  Opinion by Vaitheswaran, P.J.  (20 pages)

            Edgar Concepcion Jr. appeals the district court’s denial of his postconviction-relief application.  He contends: (1) he was actually innocent of the crimes, (2) his trial attorney was ineffective in failing to challenge his competency to stand trial and the trial court violated his due process rights by failing to suspend the trial to assess his competency, (3) certain medical testimony was inadmissible under recent precedent, (4) his trial attorney was ineffective in stipulating to probable cause for detention, and (5) the interrogation method used by law enforcement officers was unconstitutional.  OPINION HOLDS: We affirm the denial of Concepcion’s postconviction-relief application.

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